KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 6:14” For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace”.
The apostle Paul made a profound statement as captured in our key Scripture. This says sin shall not have dominion over any Christian because he or she is not under the law, but under grace.
Some have preached and argued that it is the law that keeps us upright, yet why does the bible make this statement? To correct such people it is not apostle Paul who made that statement, but rather it is the Holy Spirit speaking through him.
If the above statement surprises you just consider this other one in 1st Corinthians 15:55, 56 ” O death where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and strength of sin is the law “. This implies that any man who claims to be living under the law is a servant to sin. Why is this so?
Please read Romans 7:7-11. I believe the apostle Paul wrote this piece as a revelation of his life as a natural man or when he had not come to know Christ (since he said I was carnal sold under sin. This is the state of the unsaved), this narration should not be the experience of a Christian. In Paul’s narration he was well and doing good until the law came. “He said in Romans 7:9 “for I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died”. Sin was already in him but the law came exposing his weakness that is sin.
This is not so when a person is under the grace of God. Please get this information clear, grace is not just God overlooking wrong actions, no! Grace is far more than that. To be under the grace of God means you have received a divine ability that empowers you to overcome. For the Christian living under grace, it means the Spirit of Christ takes over your being and leads the life through you.
The bible says in Romans 8:9, 10 that if a person does not have the Spirit of Christ he is none of His. If the Spirit of Christ lives in you the body is dead (that is it is relegated to the background and the Spirit is alive). This makes you live by the power of the Spirit. It is the Spirit of Christ actively working through you that faces the challenges that come up against you. The scripture said sin cannot have dominion over you because it is no longer you but Christ (Gal.2:20), if you are under grace. All those people who claim they are living under the law are grossly deceived.
I am in Christ therefore I am under the grace of God. I overcome all sins and live above every carnal way. My life is full of peace and joy.
Romans 8:9 ” But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his”.
Galatians 5:4 “Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace”.